GUIDE BOOK -1958
A Guide Book to the OrganlzatLon
and Officlat Regulations of the
Associated Women Students
1958 - 59
Published for Women Students
University of Maryland
Edited by Sue Furber
AWS Information 5
Academic Board 6
Committee Chairmen, AWS 8
Deans of Women 7
Dormitory Council 6
Dormitory Government 6
Dormitory Presidents 6
Executive Council, AWS 8
Judicial Board 5
Sorority Council 7
Sorority House Presidents 7
Sorority Residence Government 7
Chart of Dormitory Hours 16
Closing Hours 14
Fire Drills 27
General Regulations 27
Maryland and You 9
"Our Traditional Norm" 31
Overnight Guests 23
Quiet Hours 22
Signing Out and In 12
Social Events at Men's Residences 24
Special Sign Outs 13
Standards of Dress 26
Welcome to the University of Maryland! May your
future, here, be a worthwhile and a happy one. Each
of you will encounter many new experiences and
will be confronted with countless decisions. Remem-
ber that every experience is yours to claim, as you
desire, and each decision is ultimately your own, as
you feel best. This is your privilege and your chal-
You are now a member of AWS — Associated
Women Students. We are all anxious to meet you
and to interest you in working with us. Our com-
mon goal concerns women of the University of
Maryland in relation to their academic life, culture,
social activities, standards, and extra-curricular ac-
tivities on campus. By doing our small part in these
fields, we feel that life at the University of Maryland
will be just a little richer for it. Won't you join
May God speed you to and throughout your new
challenges at the University of Maryland.
The Associated Women Students is you. Every
woman at Maryland is a member of AWS, the gov-
erning body for women students. AWS sets up and
enforces standards of conduct and residence rules,
sponsors cultural and social activities, and coordi-
nates the women's activities on campus.
AWS work is carried out through committees.
This is where you can take an active part by apply-
ing your talents on committees such as Cultural,
Academic, Social, Dormitory Big Sister, Publicity,
The Christmas Pageant, Bridal Fair, Orphans'
Party, and Summer Job Forum will need you. Any-
one interested in working on these committees may
secure an application blank from Alice Heisler, AWS
President, from the Dean of Women's office, or
room 113 in the Student Union Building.
The Executive Council
The Executive Council, as the administrative body
of AWS, discusses and acts upon problems affecting
the welfare of women students.
The Judicial Board
Campus Judicial Board has jurisdiction over all
violations of women's regulations, hears more seri-
ous cases referred to them by the residence judicial
boards, coordinates judicial policy in all residences,
and acts as an appeals board. Extreme violations
of University rules and those which need immediate
consideration are referred to the Dean of Women.
The Academic Board
The Academic Board's purposes are to encourage
good scholarship and to improve faculty-student re-
lations. The Board sponsors the Dormitory Scholar-
ship Cup, which is given to the dormitory with the
highest scholastic average. Aiding freshmen to
adapt to college studies, handling of tutoring ar-
rangements in women's residences, and publicizing
job placement forums are ways in which the Board
carries out its purposes.
Each dorm has a council consisting of a president,
vice president, secretary, treasurer, and committee
chairmen plus four class representatives. The House
Director is the council advisor.
These councils, as the administrative bodies, super-
vise conduct and scholarship within each dormitory
and promote extra-curricular activities.
The officers are elected in the spring. The chair-
men and members of the committees are appointed
by a committee composed of the new officers, the
incoming and retiring presidents, and the House
Director, from applications entered by interested
The Dormitory Council, as the liaison between
dormitories and the Executive Council, discusses and
acts upon all proposed changes in rules affecting
dormitories, helps to formulate dormitory policies
and develop an interesting dormitory program.
Anne Arundel Hall Iris Kern
Caroline Hall Kay Fabrick
Carroll Hall Shirley Twigg
Queen Anne's Hall Sandra Ratzel
Somerset Hall Harriet Husted
St. Mary's Hall Sally Ann Dailey
Wicomico Hall Barbara Grimes
Sorority Residence Government
Each sorority house has a judicial board composed
of sorority president, house president. House Direc-
tor, and any others deemed necessary.
The Sorority Council, as the liaison with the Ex-
ecutive Council, discusses and acts upon proposals
and problems of the sorority houses.
Sorority House Presidents
Alpha Chi Omega Elsa Carlson
Alpha Gamma Delta Charlene Lamb
Alpha Delta Pi June Scott
Alpha Epsilon Phi Harriet Melnicoff
Alpha Omicron Pi Victoria Clark
Alpha Xi Delta Mary Anderson
Delta Delta Delta Janet Johnson
Delta Gamma Rosemary Kirby
Gamma Phi Beta Sharon Taff
Kappa Alpha Theta Joan Allender
Kappa Delta Mary Joan Atkinson
Kappa Kappa Gamma Connie Cornell
Phi Sigma Sigma Sandra Bukowitz
Pi Beta Phi Elizabeth Carey
Sigma Delta Tau Marcia Renbaum
Sigma Kappa Joan Ludewig
Deans of Women
Miss Adele Stamp is the Dean of Women. As-
sociate Dean M. Margaret Jameson supervises
women's residences. Job placement and counseling
are handled by Assistant Dean Marian Johnson.
The advisor to the AWS Executive. Dormitory. Sor-
ority Councils, the Campus Judicial Board, and over-
all advisor to residence councils is Assistant Dean
Julia Billings. Assistant Dean Eileen McCormick
handles social activities on campus and serves as
advisor to the Panhellenic Council and the AWS
AWS Executive Council
President Alice Heisler
First Vice-President Pat Hensley
Second Vice-President Pat Crane
Secretary Martha Tatum
Treasurer Anne Riley
Judicial Board Chairman Pat Boyles
Academic Board Chairman Connie Cornell
Sr. Class Rep Margaret Duncan
Jr. Class Rep Patsy Kanner
Soph. Class Rep. Sue Laffan
Day Dodger Rep. Betty Thot
Panhellenic Rep Jean Kane
AWS C®nii!?iiffee Chairnien
Bridal Fair Betty Conklin
Christmas Pageant Mary Graeves
Constitution Ann Lusby
Cultural Evelyn Laupheimer
Daydodger Big Sister Carole Broumas
Dormitory Big Sister Dorothy West
Elections Irma Dennison
Freshmen Counseling Ina Segal
House Director's Reception Three Class Rep.
Information Please Sue Furber
Orphans' Party Olivia Scaggs
Publicity — Art f^M-HM.jHl.: Toni Hoover
Publicity — DBK .../4i.U*....*..*«.T.«j*....T.# June Walker
Social Chairman Gail Kissling
Summer Job Forum Alicia Derderian
Advisor Miss Julia Billings
MARYLAND AND YOU
Welcome to the Maryland Campus. It is all yours
First of all, the University is a community of
learning. Much of your time will be devoted to aca-
demic development. A weekly study schedule that
allows time, in addition to classes and studying, for
meals, relaxation, plenty of sleep, exercise, recrea-
tion, and campus activities is a must.
Maryland students come from all over the world.
Be interested and share experiences with those
around you. Learn names of all your classmates
soon. Wear your orientation hat and name card;
they will help you get acquainted!
There are activities for every interest and talent.
A wise freshman partakes sparingly of these activi-
ties the first semester as she adjusts to college liv-
ing. It is best to do a few things well.
An important aspect of college life is a faith to
live by and a belief in God. Our chapel on campus
is available for students of all denominations. On
Sunday, Catholic masses are held at 8:00, 9:30, and
12:30. An interdenominational Protestant service is
held at 11:00. In addition to the chapel, there are
numerous churches in the College Park area. Ber-
wyn Baptist, 8800 48th Ave. — St. Andrew's Episcopal,
College Ave. — Hope Evangelical Lutheran, Guilford
Dr. and Knox Rd.— University Methodist, 3621
Campus Dr. — Berwyn Presbyterian, Potomac Ave.
and Quebec — St. Jerome's Catholic, 43rd and Gallton,
Dormitory life is fun, but
large group living calls for ex-
tra consideration of others. One
of your first and most impor-
tant friends is your roommate.
Respect her ideas and she'll re-
turn your cooperation with true
friendship. The walls are also
very thin. Gossip and loud con-
versations carry far.
Your big sister in the dorm
can be a helping hand. Do not
hesitate to confide in her and
ask her advice. She can be of
invaluable assistance, particu-
larly during orientation, regis-
tration, and the first hectic days
The student counselors in
your dorm have been trained
to help you with some of the
more baffling little problems
that often turn up. Whether it's
dates or grades, or what to do
in general, you will find them
sympathetic listeners. With
someone to talk with, your
problem is half gone!
rvlost of you know what to do
and when to do it. so just a few
special words of college eti-
quette advice. Stand up when-
ever a dean, housemother, or
older woman enters the room,
especially a guest. Always in-
troduce your guests to the
housemother. Avoid chewing
gum in public, smokiiig while walking across cam-
pus, public displays of affection, and embarrassment
for yourself and others by your conduct in the Din-
ing Hall and at parties.
A limited, moderate, but adjustable wardrobe with
an emphasis on casual clothes will be the most use-
ful. Classes, warm weather . . . cottons. Classes,
colder weather . . . blouses, sweaters, skirts. Coats
. . . light jacket, winter coat, raincoat, boots.
Football games . . . heels and hose, tailored suits or
dresses. Parties . . . wool and crepe dresses, heels
and hose. Teas . . . afternoon dresses, hats, gloves.
Special dates . , . cocktail dresses. Formal dances
. . . gowns, long or short.
Dormitory rooms contain
beds, desks, straight chairs,
one lamp, dressers, and usu-
ally one closet. Sheets and
towels can be rented for $26
a year from a laundry ser-
vice. These are changed once
a week. You will need your
own blankets and pillow.
Dormitories have washing
machines, dryers, and iron-
ing boards. You will need to
supply your own irons.
Sheets can not be laundered
in the washing machines.
Due to inadequate parking
facilities, it would be advis-
able not to bring a car on
campus, unless it is a physi-
cal or financial necessity. All
cars must be registered with
the University and stickers
properly displayed, even if
the cars are used infrequent-
ly. It is important to park
in your designated parking
area as tickets for illegal
parking are very high.
official A W S rules
SIGNING OUT AND IN
A. Definition: Signing out and in consists of
recording required information on individual
forms at the residence desk upon departure
from the campus at any time and from the
residence after 8 p. m. and upon return.
B. "Campus:" This means the area including
the University buildings and grounds, sorority
and fraternity houses, and the College Park
1. Each student must personally sign herself
out and in.
2. The following minimum information must
a. Time of departure (according to the offi-
cial dormitory clock).
b. Expected return (usually 10:30 p. m. or
c. Destination (address and telephone, if
d. With whom and how (indicate last
e. Exact time in (according to the Official
3. Move red tab accordingly:
a. Tab at extreme right indicates that the
student is in residence.
b. Tab at extreme left indicates an over-
c. Tab at middle indicates that the student
will return before closing hour that eve-
Each woman is on her honor to sign out cor-
rectly, to obey the University and state regu-
lations which apply to conduct even if signed
out for the weekend, and to behave with con-
sideration and politeness wherever she may
be. It is essential to know where she is in
case of emergency.
SPECIAL SIGN OUTS
A. Phoning In and Leaving Late: See chart on
pages 16 and 17 in column Latest time one
can sign out.
B. Illness: In case of illness or serious family
emergency be sure to see the House Director.
Sign out for an indefinite time. Bring back a
note from parents or doctor to your House
Director and instructors.
When the front door
is locked the residence
is officially closed. (See
Chart pages 16 and
B. Return after closing
hours: In emergency
cases when delayed or
unable to return be-
fore the residence
closing hour, a stu-
dent must call her di-
rector, (in sorority
houses, the House Director, manager or president
may be called.) The campus police must also be noti-
fied. After 10:30 p. m. all calls to the University go
through the campus police. If a student does not
return to the dormitory, her parents and the campus
police are notified; a call will help to avoid much
worry and confusion.
A. Definition: A student who returns to her resi-
dence after the expected time of return that
she has recorded on her card is considered
late. Note: Sign out for the latest possible
time. (If you have late minutes you may use
them up to 10:40 p. m.)
B. Procedures: All latenesses of less than thirty
minutes are reported by the girl herself or by
the desk worker to the residence judicial
board. All unexcused latenesses of more than
thirty minutes are referred by them to the
campus judicial board.
1. Penalties vary with circumstances but gen-
erally consist of revoking 10:30's or late
leaves, assigning approved odd jobs in the
residence, or "campusing".
2. A "campus" may be defined as:
a. Residence Campus — confinement to resi-
dence after 7 p. m. with no callers per-
b. Room Campus — confinement to residence
room after 7 p. m. with no phone calls
or visitors permitted.
c. Sign-in Campus — student signs in hourly
all day when not in class and is confined
to room after 7 p. m.
3. Judicial Board must be attended before all
D. Accumulated Latenesses:
1. Each woman student is granted the privi-
lege of ten accumulated late minutes for
each semester. A woman student may not
be late more than three times even if this
totals less than ten minutes.
2. If a student has accumulated more than
ten late minutes or has had more than
three latenesses, an automatic Saturday
night campus will be given which must be
taken the Saturday after the lateness.
3. When latenesses total fifteen to thirty min-
utes, there will be an automatic Saturday
night campus, plus whatever penalty the
residence judicial board decides upon.
4. If a student has been late more than five
times, the residence judicial board must
refer her case to the campus judicial board.
Earliest one can leave the residence.
6 a. m.
Latest time one can sign out,
or change a sign out.
Dormitory is closed.
Men's Calling Hours
Recreation Room Calling Hours
(According to your Residence)
End no 1
Calling hours in Fraternities.
* Officially registered parties only.
= * Only when house mother is present and has given her per
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6 a. m.
10:30 p. m.
1:00 a. m.
p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
p. m. to 11:30 a. m.
p. m. to 4:30 p. m.
11:00 p. m
. to 12 n.
11:00 p. n^
I. to 12 n.
10 p. m.
10 p. m.
m. to 10 p. m.
m. to 8 p. m.
lier than 1 p. m.
than 9:30 p.m.
7 p. m.
**1 p.m. to
to 7 p.m.
to 7 p. m.
A. General Leaves:
1. Closed night — All women students must be
in their residences by 10 p. m. on Monday
nights. No overnight leaves are allowed.
2. Weekday Leaves
a. All upperclassmen have unlimited 10:30
p. m. leaves on Tuesday, Wednesday, and
1.) A freshman is allowed two 10:30
p. m. leaves each week Monday thru
2.) If used on Monday (closed night) she
must return by 10 p. m., but it will
count as a 10:30 p. m. leave.
3.) On the other two nights she must
return by 8 p. m.
4.) Freshmen women who make 3.0
averages their first semester are
granted unlimited 10:30 p.m. leaves
during the second semester (except
5.) Dates in the lobby or recreation
room after 8 p.m. count as 10:30
leaves for freshmen, who must sign
3. Weekend Leaves
a. Friday and Saturday — All women stu-
dents may stay out until closing hour.
(See chart, pages 16 to 17.)
b. Sunday — All women students may stay
out until 10:45. Sunday overnights are
B. Late Leaves:
1. Definition: A "late leave" permits a student
to remain out of the residence after 10:30
p. m. but no later than 12:45 a. m. unless
she is staying away overnight. (See Chart,
pages 16 and 17.)
2. Late Leaves by Classification:
a. In addition to 10:30 p. m. leaves, late
leaves are granted according to a stu-
dent's academic classification as listed in
the Student Directory, provided the
student has at least a 2.0 average.
'Physical education and hygiene credits
are not included.)
ACADEIVnC STANDING LATE LEA\^S
Freshmen — less than 28 credits 5 per semester
Sophomores— 28 credits 9 per semester
Juniors — 58 credits 14 per semester
Seniors— 88 credits Unlimited
A senior with less than a 2.0 average will have 14
late leaves per semester, a junior will have 9 per
semester, a sophomore, 5 per semester.
3. Appeal: Appeal may be made to the Aca-
demic Board or the Dean of Women's
Office for special circumstances.
4. Transfer vStudents: Transfer students use
the academic classification of their pre-
vious school until they are officially classi-
fied at this University.
C. Overnight, Weekend, and Holiday Leaves:
1. Permission Forms: Overnight leaves are
granted only when the "Parents' Authori-
zation Form" has been signed by a woman
student's parents and returned to the Dean
of Women's Office.
2. Weekday overnights: Overnight leaves may
be taken any night Tuesday through Thurs-
day but not on a closed night. Each vveek-
day overnight is considered a 12:45 late leave. This
includes visits to sorority houses.
3. Weekend Leaves: Weekend leaves may ex-
tend from Friday after the last class until
Monday before the first class. They are
not considered late leaves unless a student
returns to her residence on Sunday night
after 10:45 p. m.
4. Holiday Leaves: All women have free late
leaves on the nights preceding one-day
holidays and on the nights closing all vaca-
1. Early morning leaves:
a. To leave a residence before 6 a. m. for
any reason, a student must secure the
permission of the House Director at
least 12 hours before she signs out.
b. She must sign out the night before, be-
fore the closing hour.
2. Leaves for University functions:
a. All women students are granted
special leaves of 15 minutes
after the end of the following
functions. (Sign out: "Special
1.) Aqualiners Water Show
2.) Band and University Orches-
3.) Gymkana Show
4.) Harmony Hall
5.) Interfraternity Sing
6.) Modern Dance Concert
7.) University Theater Plays in
8.) Suburban Symphony Concerts (free
10:30's for freshmen.)
9.) AWS Christmas Pageant and Chapel
Choir Concert (free 10:30's for fresh-
10.) SGA cultural events (free 10:30's for
b. These are considered 10:30's for fresh-
men with the three exceptions noted
c. Reminder: If a student comes in after
10:30 and is not signed out "Special
Leave," this counts as a 12:45.
3. Basketball games:
a. 10:15 p. m. leaves are granted for Mon-
day night basketball games only if the
game should extend past 10:00.
b. This is considered a 10:30 leave for
4. Off-Campus cultural activities: Free late
leaves may be granted for attendance at
off-campus cultural activities (i.e. sym-
phonies, plays) approved by the AWS Ex-
ecutive Council, if the student presents her
ticket stub to her House Director. Func-
tions at Constitution Hall, National Thea-
ter, and Arena Stage come in this category.
5. Special Permissions:
a. Late leaves for extra curricular activi-
ties, personal necessity or exceptions not
covered by these regulations can be
secured through Miss Billings' office.
b. Special late leaves are granted only to
students with a 2.0 overall average.
c. The list for special free late leaves
should be taken to Miss Billings at least
three days in advance. Free late leaves
are not retroactive.
E. Registration Week:
1, The residences close early (no late leaves)
until regular hours begin. (Special notices
will be sent.)
2. Students who wish to go home during this
week may do so without using late leaves.
A. Definition: Quiet hours are those times set
aside in each residence for study or sleeping.
1. Residents keep room
doors shut and con-
2. Radios and phono-
graphs must be
turned down so as
not to be heard in
They should not be
played at all after
3. Typewriters should
not be used in sleep-
ing quarters be-
tween 12 midnight
and 8 a. m.
4. Students may not
play the piano during quiet hours.
5. All other unnecessary noise is prohibited.
6. For times see chart on pages 16 and 17.
^v'^t hours will be enforced by the residence
judicial board and executive council.
Calling hours for men in dormitory lobbies
and sorority houses are on chart on pages 16
Men callers who arrive at times other than
those specified may wait for their dates in
the reception hall or lobby (but no longer
than five minutes) at the discretion of the
Men callers in the recreational rooms and
lobbies after 8 p. m. count as 10:30's for fresh-
men, who must sign out.
1. Guests may be invited on weekends or on
a night before a holiday with permission
from the House Director twenty-four hours
2. Day students may stay occasionally for
some University function, if there is a
space available for them, by permission of
the House Director.
1. Resident secures guest card from House
Director and returns it filled out together
with guest fee 24 hours prior to the guest's
2. Guest fee:
a. The guest fee is fifty cents per night
(one dollar if dormitory linens are used.)
b. No guest fee is charged if the guest is a
resident of another campus dormitory.
3. When the guest arrives, the hostess must
introduce her to the House Director and
show her how to sign in and out.
1. Hostess must be in residence during a
2. The guest will be allowed the same leave
permission as her hostess.
3. The guest must abide by the closing hours
and other residence regulations, such as
out and in during her stay.
4. The hostess will be responsible for any in-
fractions of the rules committed by her
Arrangements for guests who stay more
than a few days must be made through the
Dean of Womens office.
Guest privileges apply only to personal friends
SOCIAL EVENTS AT
A. Social Calendar:
1. Women students may attend only those
functions which are registered on the Uni-
versity Social Calendar which is sent to all
residences by Friday of each week.
2. Special 2 a. m. leaves are posted on the
B. Visiting Hours at Fraternity Houses:
1. The housemother or an approved chaper-
one must be present at all times that coeds
are in the house. Before a member may
bring a coed to the house, he must obtain
permission from the house mother.
2. A woman (whether a student or not), es-
corted by a member, may go to a fraternity
house at the times listed on the chart on
pages 16 and 17 provided arrangements
have been made in advance with the house
mother. These arrangements must not op-
erate so as to restrict the house mother
completely on weekends.
3. Women are permitted to go to fraternity
houses for the purpose of attending regis-
tered social events. See chart pages 16
and 17. Desserts on week nights may last
until 8 p. m.
4. Women students may not go to fraternity
houses during intermission when attending
5. Close relatives of fraternity members and
their v/ives may come to a fraternity house
for a social visit, which may include lunch
or dinner, provided that they do not re-
main during study hours which begin at
1:30 p. m. and at 7:30 p. m.
C. Women Visitors in Men's Residences:
Women are not permitted to visit the men's
dormitories or rooms except at special regis-
tered parties in the recreation room or living
room. Parents and relatives desiring to visit
residents of the dormitories should call at the
STANDARDS OF DRESS
A. On Campus:
1. Shorts, slacks, bermudas, jeans, and other
sports wear, even when covered by a coat,
are not allowed in the Library, Dining
Hall, or anywhere else on campus, except
in buildings or on courts where active
sports are being played.
2. The above attire must be covered by a long
coat or skirt, when en route to physical
education classes, and may not be worn in
the College Park shopping center.
B. In Residences:
1. No active sports apparel may be worn in
lobbies or reception rooms during men's
2. Bermuda shorts and tailored slacks may be
worn in the recreation room if the Execu-
tiv^e Council approves.
1. Sunbathing is allowed only in areas set
aside for this purpose by the Dean's office.
(Special notices are sent.)
2. Dress is in keeping with the usual stand-
ards of good taste.
A. Time: The student fire marshall and House
Director of each residence will be responsible
for scheduling and directing one fire drill a
1. Leave light on.
2. Leave door open
3. Put on long coats
4. Walk quickly
and quietly to
assigned exit for
roll call and re-
turn when signal
A. Entrances & Exits of Residences: All doors
except front doors must be kept locked from
sundown (but no later than 8 p. m.) until
8 a. m.
B. Reception Halls and Lobbies of Resi-
1. Studying — Women students may study in
the lobby after 12:45 a. m. with the con-
sent of the House Director. Smoking rules
will be observed and the room must be
kept tidy or the privilege will be with-
2. Conduct — The lobby and recreation room
are living rooms and public reception
rooms; therefore behavior should be such
that it will not be embarrassing to others
or prejudicial to oneself. A student is re-
sponsible for the conduct of her guests.
C. Smoking Regulations:
1. Smoking is permitted anywhere in the resi-
dence except in the lobby.
2. Smoking is prohibited while walking across
1. Students are not allowed to keep or feed
pets of any kind in University residences.
2. Stray animals may not be housed or fed.
E. Telephone Calls:
1. Students may not receive phone calls be-
fore 8 a. m. or after 10 p. m. on Mondays
or after 10:30 p. m. on other week nights
and 11:00 p. m. on weekends.
2. Emergency calls will be transmitted to the
residences by the University police who
cover the switchboard at other times.
3. Calls must be limited to five minutes.
4. Calls from the dormitory extension phones
to other campus extensions may not be
made after 4 p. m.
F. House and Room Regulations:
1. Beds are made and rooms in order by 10:00
a. m. for room inspection by the House
2. House Rules:
a. A dormitory House Committee with the
House Director may set up house rules
and enforce those required by the Uni-
versity. These are safety and health
regulations for the most part, for ex-
1. Food and dishes may not be taken
from the Dining Hall.
2. Coke bottles must be returned to the
cases provided for this purpose.
3. The only electrical appliances allowed
in rooms are fans, hair dryers, elec-
tric clocks, radios, and phonographs.
4. After dark, when lights are on, shades
must be drawn.
5. The dormitory is not a tenement
house! Calling or talking from win-
dows is taboo.
6. Food may not be kept on window
7. Food in rooms must be kept in metal
containers with tight covers.
1. Students should lock their rooms when
away, as the University is not responsible
for loss or theft of articles.
2. Women students should not walk alone on
campus after dark.
3. A woman student who leaves her residence
hall after closing hours is liable to suspen-
sion from the University by administrative
H. Use of Alcoholic Beverages: Possession or
use of alcoholic beverages, including light
wines and beer, is prohibited on the campus
or in any fraternity or sorority house or at
any function recognized by the University as
a student organization.
According to Maryland state law it is un-
lawful to sell or furnish any alcoholic bever-
ages at any time to a minor under twenty-one
years of age either for his own use or for
the use of any other person. In Prince
George's County it is unlawful for any person
under the age of twenty-one:
1.) To enter the premises of a holder of a
class B Beer. Wine, and Liquor license be-
tween the hours of 10 p. m. and 6 a. m.
unless in the immediate company of one
of his parents or legal guardian;
2.) to enter the premises of the holder of a
Class B or Class D Beer or Beer and Light
Wine license, except for the purpose of
obtaining or consuming food, unless ac-
companied by a parent or guardian;
3.) to purchase alcoholic beverages or misrep-
resent his age to obtain alcoholic bever-
ages or to have them on or about his
"I suppose there is in every art, as there is in
every society, not exactly a set of fixed rules
but a traditional norm, a way of living and behav-
ing, which the Greeks might call Themis — the thing
that is expected, that is always done, and which
implies of course a number of things that are not
Themis, that are simply 'not done,' at least by people
who behave themselves."
(GILBERT MURRAY, 'ARE OUR PEARLS REAL?" THE ATLANTIC
MONTHLY, JUNE 1955.)
We at the University of Maryland hope that our
students will acquire this "traditional norm" which
for us is a kindly, gracious way of living. No set of
rules can cover a philosophy of life, although these
rules are designed to point the way to considerate,
sane, and pleasant relationships with other people.
However, anyone who cares about being a fine per-
son, and who believes that poise, generosity, gentle-
ness, integrity, and honesty are among the most
important things in life, will find it easy to under-
stand and keep our rules. Mature self-discipline is
a wonderful aid to happiness, paradoxical as that
We sincerely trust that your experience at Mary-
land will be a challenge to your intellect and an op-
portunity to grow in wisdom and charm. The best
of luck to you all!
Associated Women Students Advisor